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months of the year. chief political correspondent carl cameron has the big dollar picture. >> president obama raised half a million dollars a day for the last three months. $58 million from a half a million donors in the second quarter. alongside $38 million raised by the democratic national committee, the $86 million haul shatters records. the republican national committee is targeting three swing states that is vulnerable. pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin. they launched an attack ad with president obama's convention rhetoric and reality now. >> we measure progress by how many people can find a job. whether you can put tra money away at the end of even month to some day watch your child receive a college diploma. >> reporter: he leads every rival in the latest head-to-head matchup. among republicans, mitt romney is ahead of michele bachmann who leads a three-way race for second, including sarah palin and rick perry. no one else breaks double digits. the texas governor's plan for a day of prayer and fasting for nation's challenging at the houston astrodome and elsewhere august 6 are no
, requires some reforms to be strengthened. we are in big disagreement as to how to do it. >> that is an understatement. democrat favor tax hike within social security and medicare as well as increasing income taxes. budget committee chairman paul ryan argues part of the problem in medicare is the new healthcare law. which claims savings will materialize, and the chief actuary of medicare has the same concerns. >> there is a lot of evidence to suggest some of the payment provisions will not be sustainablsustainable in the lo. >> it pays providers including doctors lower and lower rates. foster says over time it will leave 40% of all providers in the red raising questions about whether they'll treat medicare patients. >> if at some point our payment rate to providers become less or significantly less to the cost of providing services, they either will be unwilling, or unable to continue providing services. >> last year, 51% of medicare's cost was taken out of the general revenue; meaning, half the cost of medicare was paid by borrowing money. which is why it's part of the d
. >> the largest possible deal. >>chris: the president wants to go big so why are the numbers going down? welcome, everyone, i am here for neil cavuto in "your world." a new round of debt talks get under way at the white house but it is not all smiles. because the president's listen is not looking so grand. we have gone from talk of $2 trillion in cuts to $1.7 trillion and now closer to $1.5 trillion. and there is in guarantee that money won't go lower as the talks drag on. utah republican senator lee thinks we need to go back but $1.5 trillion in cuts spread out over ten years is that going big? >>guest: no, in the big at all. i am not sure it is going anywhere. one congress cannot bind another congress. so no matter how big the cuts are, if they are stretched out over 10 years and not accompanied by a constitutional amendment we have no guarantee they will be followed. >>chris: do you get a sense both sides are trying to get a deal and making it small enough to be palatable because the democrats and the administration will not make a big deal without tax increases, so both will take small incre
now is the moment to rise above that cynicism and show the american people that we can still do big things and so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject the politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican who will be a key participant in today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of this meeting tonight at the white house. >> well, unfortunately, as the speaker said, they are insisting on the white house and congressional democrats, insisting on really big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president was right back in december when he signed a two-year extension of the current tax rates of raising taxes in the middle of this economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. i mean, just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today. th
to have that big an impact on the treasury markets. right now, there's a flight to quality and everybody is coming to the u.s. i think with more important and with the markets will be looking for is how this is handled politically. if the debt ceiling is raised and it's a big victory for president obama, because the republicans play into his hands, then i think it's going to spell, you know, looking forward that there's not going to be any structural changes, that we are going to have our tax increases and so forth. but if the republicans give this to president obama and say, look, we did our best. we wanted to cut spending, we wanted to cut taxes, and you didn't let us. and if president obama is forced to own that, then in november, 2012, there will be a referendum on that question. >> james, i can't help, but think that if we are downgraded, our financial reputation, our standing in the world, takes a hit. so, you know, i press that question, is a downgrade looking ever more likely? >> well, i think whether or not moody's and standard & poors the big credit rating agencies, it's great
of more of the same big government as usual. not if it promises more of the same as banner under different party. >> that's the counter of a one-two punch. reminding voters that tim pawlenty backed positions that she fought and pawlenty threw the first punch in the fight. "instead of negativity, i want to focus on my accomplishm. i fought cap-and-trade agenda rather than implement it. i stood up against the bail-out rather than defend it." bachmann was responding to the weekend assault by pawlenty of lack of experience in the legislative branch. not withstanding the fact as minnesota governor he backed heifer for congress. >> i have executive leadership in a public setting, record of coy lampishment and result in difficult and challenging circumstances. she served in congress in that regard her record of accomplishment is nonexistent. >> three others near decisions to run or not. rick perry is personally calling to gain support in new hampshire and iowa. and being briefed on national and world affairs. sarah palin is on the cover of "newsweek" predicting she can win. no timetable on decisi
's analysis. labor big boss says the election season features sometimes a delusional president. if you think our president has problems check out his counterpart in iran. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with washington's version of the irresistible force versus the unmovable object. president obama today said there will be no agreement on the debt ceiling if republicans don't budge on taxes. house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the house cannot pass a tax increase. the two sides met for another round of negotiations. white house correspondent mike emanuel has the latest. plus word of something that was apparently on the table for a while. >> trying to reach a grand debt deal, the sources say president obama offered to raise the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. there was also discussion of moving to actuarial tables deciding age eligibility rather than congress setting it. sources say there was no agreement because it was part of a package deal that mr. obama insisted also include increased tax revenues
. that means, the big deal. this is the moment of opportunity. this is the window that people have been waiting for, for sometime. where both parties can sit down and resolve this problem, once and for all. we know what the problems are. we spend too much. the president will not get serious about cutting spending. >> greta: there's been e-mails back and forth, yesterday money the media that the president got up and marched off and senator harry reid on the floor refers to leader cantor as childish. is that what has deteriorated to a bit of name calling? >> i think the president was frustrated yesterday. everyone of us around the take are frustrated. the president got frustrated and left abruptly. >> greta: appropriately or inappropriately? >> i think it was fine. i think he decided the meeting was over and go up and left. >> greta: was there any indication the meet something over, we'll talk tomorrow or was it just i'm out of here? >> we had already discussed meeting today. the president is frustrated. my goodness, the rest of us are frustrated too. i've been pushing the president all year to a
ceiling extension. in other words no big deal. he's made a lot of demands here. i think the people in congress are willing to say we work together on a lot of things. let's work this out. and even maybe, if it ends up being a two-step process rather than all at once. >> and how does he save face if that happens? he doesn't want to say i lost public they got everything they wanted? >> we'll try to help him find a way to get off of the limb he's out on if that is what it takes. we've got to save money, not spending so much. extending the debt ceiling so our credit worthyness does not fall into question f you can't do it at once, then let's take it and bite-sized pieces where we can get the job done. this may take longer. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and now the topic of the white house, what is going on behind the scenes there? is politics in the equation? sam, how is the white house doing in this? >> doing just slightly better than gone kon gres, not good at all. we know washington is broken for years, we're seeing duct tape and coat hangers holding it together are coming off, too
seal a budget deal? it doesn't sound like. they did have a big win tuesday with cut, cap and balance. still no debt deal on the table. the clock seems to be ticking very fast. our next guest is pointing the finger at president obama, calling the president clever and slick. what does he mean? we asked karl rove. nice to see you. >> great to see you. >> greta: in add's "wall street journal", you described the president's press conference a week ago you said it was a b -- buff foe performance. i telecommunication a tough of sarcasm, tell me what you mean? >> i mean ironic. it is not sarcastic, i'm being ironic. the president gave an outstanding theatrical performance. he started off by blaming others. we expected them to blame bush. he also blamed the democratic congress. saying they had runaway with the credit card. they were just doing what he was telling them to do. he insisted that others solve the problem. he said within 24 to 46 hours i demand congress give me a plan. he said the worst alternative to come out of this would be if we raise the debt ceiling without taking any steps t
on this straight ahead. but first, did you hear the other big news? senator coburn is back. he just reuped with the gang of six. he ditched them in may. now he's back. hours ago the gang announced a new debt plan. here's the hitch, yesterday senator coburn unveiled his own plan and then there's senate minority leader mcconnell's plan. which one of these plans is a sure fix? we asked senator coburn. yesterday the headlines why you had -- were you had a nine trillion plan. today you rejoined the gang of six. if you -- can you tell me the difference between the two plans? >> 5.3 trillion. >> greta: i knew i was in trouble. >> one fixes our complete problem. one gets us out of truck as a country the other moves news the -- out of trouble as a country. the other moves us in the direction. if you want us to borrow at the best rates of anybody in the world and put our economy back where it needs to be, with vibrant job creating economy. then you would do this nine trillion dollars. that gets us out of the risk of default. gets it back growing. solves the problems. takes await shackles we've put o
of the big deal, speaker boehner has suggested to sunset upper income tax cuts that tax code would be rewritten but last night he told president obama and called it off. he released a written statement that read in part, white house will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. best approach may be to focus on producing a smaller measure. they suggested the disappointing jobs report in june was a game changeser. >> it ought to insent visa us to do a big package without raising taxes but we're hoping the president is not thinking he was as six months ago and he was making the arguments that raising taxes in the middle of this recession or slowdown, whatever you want to call it was a bad idea. >> reporter: secretary geithner says $2.5 trillion out of spending alone would unfairly impact the elderly and middle-class and also be bad for the economy and slow down job growth. >> heather: we'll see what happens. thank you very much. >> gregg: the clock is ticking for a debt limit deal to be struck and maybe faster than many people think. white house aids say a deal
to is saying, look, we took a big bet on this debt ceiling thing opening to use the mefrj to make the president agree to spending cuts. what house republicans want. it's not working. everything he wants meager spending reform, wants higher taxes or he's saying he seems to be willing to go all the the way to shut down default. lets he' step back and let him take control of this and consequences of the action of not dealing with real spending reform. >> paul: dan, sellout. is this giving up too easily as a lot of right wing,are saying? >> no, i don't think so, paul. i think they overestimated their ability to leverage the president into big spending cuts. somehow, it seems to me, behind all this have is a misunderstanding about the power of the presidency, it is vast and getting into a big fight over big spending cuts and let's make it clear here, we're talking about reforming entitlement spending, medicare, medicaid spending to try to get into a debt limit negotiation and force the president of the united states to reform medicare if he doesn't want to i think is fruitless and they discovered th
after congress passes a balanced budget amendment. congressman jordan you are big sponsor of this. president obama says that it would cut medicare and social security much more deep ply than paul ryan's budget plan. >> we like to view it as a common sense american plan. americans know we are spending too much. we are headed for a cliff. we are headed for bankruptcy. cut spending in year one and cap it as a percentage of the economy going forward. everyone understands our government is getting too big. let's do something historic. let's for the first time in american history pass a balanced budget amendment through the house and senate and send it to the states. let's make the federal government, the entity that has a $14 trillion debt, make us live under the requirement that everyone else has to live by. >> chris: what is wrong with cut, cap and balance and what are the chances it will get through the house and national and get signed by the president? >> no one should be fooled by this. they are not proposing a clean balanced budget amendment. they are proposing to manipulate the
government and where you spend. >> every time in recent american history, we have run this experiment of big government, big spending, big entitlements, big taxes. it has led to economic catastrophe. it's led to huge amounts of burden on the american people. >> bill: what economic catastrophe. >> ever since the beginning of the great society as you pointed out trillions of dollars that began the big uptick in deficit spending. some presidents have spent more than others, okay? >> bill: right. >> every time we have run the far left progressive experiment of dog out money whether it's entitlement programs, bill, whether it's going into the inner city and pumping god knows how many hundreds of billions into education, every time we have run those experiments, the exact opposite effect has happened. not only have the poor not been elevated out of poverty, but you have also perpetuated this cult of dependency and victim hood. >> bill: that's pretty true. what you are say something true. >> in the mackenzie survey you are talking about rich is getting richer and poorer getting poorer. that's the f
and gloom for the market watchers. what's the truth here. >> traders for a long time figured this was no big deal a big oner. recently they started to take action pulling gold prices higher over $1,600 a troy ounce and a weak dollar means that oil prices are spiking higher almost to $100 a barrel. bar the door if we actually have a default then you could see the big impacts a big market sell-off spiking interest rates. >> shepard: default a much bigger deal than a downgrade. a lot of folks suggest a downgrade coming either way. >> a downgrade could come any time. very big impact on consumer interest rates, mortgage rates, small business loans. you name it, they become more exeivel if those interest rates move higher. also stocks could sell off not good news for your 401(k), shep. >> shepard: no doubt. gerri willis fox business news. her report 5:00 eastern time, 4:00 central on the fox business network jewels up the dial. one republican leader says president obama would rather give speeches about the debt crisis than find a solution. but the president's experts say he is the one actually tal
limit talks, some governors are making big policy strides and who is moving in the right direction and who has got it wrong? plus, school may be out, but school choice appears to be in. some good news from the front lines of education reform. and the war against girls, a closer look at a controversial new book that documents the increasing phenomenon of sex selection and the consequences of a world full of males. welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. the state of the state with leaders in washington still bogged down in debt limit talks, some governors are making real strides in the fight to balance their state budgets and others are falling into the same old tax and spend facts. wall street columnist, dan henninger and kim strassel and senior economics writer, steve moore. dan, this may be the most c consequence time, which states first, are making progress and what nr' doing. >> well, the state, i think, is making some of the most interesting progress in florida with the republican governor rick scott. rick scott came in on a pro business agenda and said he was
, of course, we know how things will go from there? >> laura: before we go to ed, tell us about this big balanced budget amendment added after all this tea party pressure. added this to the final boehner bill, passed with still a squeaker vote what does that actually mean. >> 6:30 tonight eastern time, the second boehner bill passed. it's really the thirds if you count cut, cap, and balance. this bill which was so unpalatable to his tea party pull it from consideration. consideration. by virtue of still the same bill two rounds of increasing the debt ceiling. so on. for the president to get round 2 of the extension to the debt ceiling, congress must have sent to the states for their ratification a balanced budget amendment. that requires in each chamber, the house and the senate, a two thirds vote. >> laura: they don't have two in other words of the house of representatives. >> the idea that they would ever see a two thirds voted for balanced budget amendment is folly. but this was what the tea party caucus demanded. >> laura: let's go to ed henry. ed is joining us now from the white hou
for john boehner, i think boehner was exactly right, his instincts were let's get a big deal, the problem is he couldn't sell it to his caucus dominated by tea party who consider themselves patriots, but this -- >> six months ago you heard bill talking about it with stuart varney, said we shouldn't be raising taxes in a down economy. andrea. >> he's absolutely right. these crazy tea partiers that bob loves to blast every chance he gets have the same position that president obama essentially had in 2006 when he said we shouldn't vote to raise the debt ceiling and if we did it would be irresponsible so the president, big political issues on the line but i agree with bob in one respect, john boehner has real trouble within his conference. there are members of the gop caucus that have come out and said we're not voting for any kind of deal as long as it includes raising the debt ceiling so boehner does have to work with democrats. big challenges on both sides. heather: democrats bob certainly have a problem, a lot of them are saying no cuts to social security, no cuts to medicare, no cuts to
statement during the u.k. phone hacking scandal. his appearance with his son james was big news there and big news here. how else did the media react and what else have we learned about the scandal. >> republicans have laid out a responsible and detailed path forward, and the house has passed it. >> jon: the house passes a plan to fix the debt crisis, but the media condemn the effort. >> do we really have time for a plan that is really just show? >> and the great debt debate goes on with more distortion from the liberal press? >> there he's saying brinksmanship, trickery around the time of a deadline just to get your way is sort of economic terrorism. >> has the negative media coverage hurt the effort. >> g.o.p. presidential candidate michele bachmann goes on the defensive after a negative story about her health and ability. did that story fail the journalistic ethics test? >> having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship like no other, its place in history secured, the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. >> and an end to an era, with no clear future for a u.
with you. senator johnson from wisconsin. debt talks breakdown and will big ben step up with the big cash? bernanke suggesting he is ready for pump more stimulus into the economy if needed and that had stocks soaring early in the day and the dow jones industrial average having trouble holding on to the gains finishing up just 45 points. the fox business network is keeping track of it all. we lost all the gains we had early in the day. >>guest: but investors will take what they can get because there we saw the sell off later if the session we did post gains and that snapped a three day losing streak for the stock market. so, the dow finishing up with a small gain and the s&p with a 4 point game and at 10:00 a.m., bernanke sat down before congress and in his testimony heed laid out the open door for a possible qe3, the government bond buying program which is looked at as stimulus for the markets and off to the races and the market, as you said, rallied 150 points early in the session, but, this is still a lot of concern about the debt crisis going on overseas and it was another downgrade
are expressing here. is what every small medium and big-size business owner thinks and believes now. big government, big spending, big tax. big entitlement government produced enormous cost and uncertainty. >> go ahead, bob. >> bob: can i have something to say between the anarchists going along with this. >> it's government, bob. >> bob: the person from pepsi and coca-cola both signed the letter from the chamber they wanted to see the debt ceiling thing go through. and the second thing is when you sit back and say this is the biggest scam on the american people. >> ever. >> bob: the biggest scam is allow you guys and tea party people taking the country over the edge which is what you're doing. it's not patriotic. as i said all week, anarchists. >> by the way -- >> we're almost over. they have a vote on "cut, cap and balance" tomorrow. so you know, so we're almost out of the woods. >> okay. >> greg: awesome. >> andrea: all right. we have more to get through. stay with us. don't forget, we want to hear from you so e-mail us at thefive@foxnews.com. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ >> eric: "the
of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> reporter: reid says lawmakers must find a solution. >> we'll stay in session every day, saturday and sunday until congress passes legislation to prevent the united states from defaulting on negotiation. >> reporter: in chicago, key ally expressed support for the mcconnell-reid plan. >> more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it but it's responsible way out of the crisis. >> reporter: lindsey graham favors constitutional amendment but there isn't enough support in the senate. >> we have the people behind us. 72% of the american people want balanced budget. >> reporter: the president called for shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal. but what i said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a down payment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the cochair of the president's own deficit commission ha
we are expecting what i think are unreasonable expectations. i'm a big believer in the jury system. i dedicated my professional career to it and i think it is the best system there is. >> bill: there is no other system. >> with that people have to go back and say what is realistic. prove beyond a reasonable doubt is not to a mat mathematical certainty. it is to a reasonable doubt. look at what is reasonable here. look at that cause of death. is there any reasonable doubt that this girl was murdered? >> bill: no. >> whether it was a premeditated murder or her mother was trying to quiet her. >> bill: if the little girl drown as i think one of anthony's attorneys said happened, you don't put duct tape over a drowned girl's mouth so that is out the window. you are not responsible for the the defense lawyers, you are not. these people introduce all kinds of crazy stuff they couldn't back up like i said in the talking points memo. weren't you offended as an american who wants justice for caylee anthony? weren't you offended by that? i was offended by that. >> a lot of the things that jose b
passed by unanimous consent in the senate. >> the big difference is we have a much, much more ideological and left wing liberal president now than we had in bill clinton who was much more practical about this. president clinton acknowledged and accepted the proposition that we ought to get on a path to a balanced budget. >> liberals with long memories cite the degree to which the house speaker, newt gingrich then, john boehner today, exercised control over their own caucuses. scot lilly, now a senior fellow at the center for american progress, argues gingrich could more easily forge a deal because gingrich was more involved than boehner in recruiting the freshmen. >> he was timetable bring them along. he was part of their revolution in a way. speaker boehner is seen, i think, within the conference as a more moderate voice. i think he's not as trusted by the conservative elements within his -- within the republican conference. >> analysts also cited the rise of the internet, which serves some say to inflame opinion on both sides and make compromise more difficult, and the economy. the unem
people but a lot of confusion among those in washington as to what is really happening. and that is a big part of the problem. both sides of the aisle are able to sell their point and sell their position to the american people and i think the membership are saying, okay, if he said it is true it must be true. >> i don't think that is true. these people are pandering and it is not just obama. everyone is a pandering, government spending is taxation. this is the highest government spending as a share of g.d.p. in the history of the united states since world war ii. bill clinton cut government spending as a share of g.d.p. dramatically. bush and obama have increased it dramatically. it's a real problem. now, our tax rate is lower. yes. but tax rates only do the amount of money you collect. not the amount of debt you erupting up which is, really, what taxes are in this system. so, you have to cut government spending in this. it is not a time -- if i went to my boss and i said, my wife and i are way overspending, i want to do a balanced approach, would you pay me more and i will cut become on
and that could seem like a big hit, but close to 97 points today, but obviously celebrated by day's end but with the losses here, we are battling reaction to not only no progress on talks in washington, but not much good news on the economy, in general, with more indications of that from a hot -- host of companies including merck laying off 13,000. and at 6:00 p.m. eastern, we are waiting for two hours when the house of representatives will take up the boehner measure. that is the measure that will include a balanced budget amendment to make it more palatable for conservative members who did not quite fine it their cup of tea. the tea partyers were not fond of it and even if john boehner gets the vote what happens after that? harry reid has all but said he will table it, and it is not going anywhere, and he has his own plan in the senate which will be introduced this weekend, which is not palatable to all of his members and may not make the 60 vote he needs and after the senate would not get any support in the house of representatives. so we are at loggerheads. reaction from republican
with the story. and helping out ordinary folks . they are going to be tied when it comes . to get out of the big hole we are in, he will go after waste and tax breaks and nothing is off of the table. it would be nice if we can and it is millionaires and billionaires and are for hedge fund managers and corporate jet owners and oil and gas companies pulling in huge profits without our help. we'll have to make deeper cuts somewhere else. republican senator dan coats . mitch daniels said the government should follow daniel's lead. he turned things aroundd by cutting taxes . paying down debts . get it focused on. >> the president and democrats in congress recognize that their game plan is not working. it is time to acknowledge that more government and higher taxes is not the answer to our problem. it is time for bold action and a new plan to address our current crisis. >> and since it is the 4th of july weekend. both touched on the american spirit. senator coats wanted to make sure that the country is in good enough shape . all sides need to harness their love for the country and that we are going to
says she manages the migraine with medication and is otherwise healthy. with all of that said, big news out of texas today, the gor rick perry who said he recently feels a calling to national politics has now gotten green light from key constituent, his wife. >> as my wife was talking to me and says get out of your comfort zone. yeah, being governor of texas is a great job. but sometimes you are called to step in to the fray. >> reporter: no word on a timetable yet. unclear whether perry will participate in the straw poll. his aides here tried to respect event facilities and were told they missed the deadline now they're pulling back resources. perhaps he won't participate the straw poll but there is a chance he could be on the debate stage a few days beforehand. >> bret: a lot of flirting here going on. thank you. we'll talk about it in the panel. the man charged with the 2009 fort hood shooting rampage major nidal hasan was arraigned today and faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. the prosecution is seeking the death penalty. we'll show
ingle downtown in new york. gregg: there's a big battle going on over spending, it actually shut down the state of minnesota. lawmakers failing to meet a budget agreement for the midnight deadline last night. so the government is closing up shop. both sides, still at odds over how to eliminate a $5 billion state decifit. >> the democrats and republicans need to stop acting like crips and bloods, gang members. >> i just don't understand how when you shut down a government and we shut down all of these jobs that are going to be lost right now, how are you going to increase and solve a budget crisis when you're not employing people? how are you going to solve that problem? it doesn't make logical sense. >> you never know how long it's going to be so i don't know want my plants to die. they told us to do that, get ready. >> stu join us, democratic governor, republican legislature, you can see this one coming down the pike. i wonder how it's going to end and who will get the blame. >> that's the question, who gets the blame but you're right, this is a standoff taking place across the count
girlfriend >> he uses the "n" word, the c word, the f word, yet, he is treated like royalty? >> bill: big name rammers are after laura ingraham for criticizing them. miss laura will tell us if she is upset by that she is very upset that a baggage handler stole some of her stuff. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. ♪ happy birthday mr. president. >> bill: also ahead, the great american news quiz, the corruption edition. how much do you know about abysmal behavior? >> it depends upon what the meaning of the word is is. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. is the tea party self-destructive? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. from the beginning i have supported the tea party because i believe it empowers individual americans always a good thing. also the tea party wants fiscal responsibility and a smaller federal government. again, those are good things as well. but now the tea party has com
15 minutes. the president started his address pushing for a big deal, a big plan. he blamed a significant number of republicans in congress for insisting on a cuts-only approach to the debt ceiling increase. the president talked again as he has about about millionaires and billionaires not paying their fair share he quoted president reagan. president obama says short term debt ceiling extension would lead to another standoff in six months. saying that is no way to run the u.s. government. he called on leaders from both parties to negotiate and called on the american people to call their lawmakers to tell them to make a deal to come to a compromise. to avoid default in what he called a financial problem for the united states, a big problem. while we wait for the republican response from house speaker john boehner, let's go to chief white house correspondent ed henry. >> reporter: the contrast was striking. the president flat out saying the other guys are part of a three-ring circus i'm about common ground, balance, compromise. that's because as we noted before he is trying to
the problem. in two or three years we have a debt crisis. we have to do big bold things or that is where we are head. calling balancing the budget dangerous is unbelievable. here's what we have to do. look mr. president put a plan on the table and we have 16 days and if the president can put details to a plan let's have a national debate and let the american people decide if they want cutting in spending or requiring a balanced budget or common sense versus the president's plan. >> i didn't say it was dangerous. we want to balance the budget. it doesn't balance that budget until 2040. it would require you to lift the debt ceiling by eight trillion. >> gentlemen, we have a lot to cover. we'll get back to a bunch of the issues. if cut, cap and balance fails and i must say most people say whether it is good policy or not, the chance of it passing are slim . the most likely fall back and mitch mcconle's plan. it would allow the president to raise the debt limit two and half trillion without spending cuts and there is talk of floating a trillion in cuts. congressman ben holland. wouldn't that be
of floating short-term or mini deal on the debt ceiling, although it wouldn'n't be perfect. >> the big problems wouldn't go away. it just delays the moment of truth. i say better now than then but if we can't, we'll take the savings we get now and relitigate this as we get closer to the election. >> the white house toughened the language in recent days, criticizing congress and specifically republicans. speaking to the national education association on sunday, vice president biden sounded campaign mode using class war fair argument against the republican -- war warfare argument against the republicans. >> they believe 1% of the wage earners controlling 1% of the wealth is a vehicle to spur economic growth. because those with the wealth know the most that will know best to do with that wealth. >> some republicans have punched back by being critical of the process the white house chose to address the problem including negotiations led by the vice president. we have been waiting on secret talks to somehow settle our problem. but congress is the constitutional place for this to be decided.
: that is not the problem. the problem is the mentality of people saying, monica, the government owes me. how big a problem do you think that is? >> entitlements are narcotics. this is why the left loves to expand the entitlement program in america and they instituted a massive new program called obama care which is essentially socialized medicine. once people get aticted to the narcotic of the entitlement, social security, medicare, medicaid, we have a whole array of entitlements, you get addicted to it, it is difficult to take it away. >> bill: what is the government's responsibility in bad economic times to feed people through food stamps. they have explode. >> we have 47 million americans now on food stamps which is a record breaking number that is heart breaking. >> bill: is that a nasca narco. >> we is so many drk including the food programs and benefits for the poor. >> bill: is that a narcotic? >> i will tell you why. it creates a culture and pattern of victimization. >> most people want to work and do not want a handout. most people want to compete and be in the game. they don't want to sit back a
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